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When attaching a file to an instance of a content type, there is an option to use ‘file attach’. This is an alternative to uploading a file to the server from one’s local computer. Instead, when creating the content, you click on File attach option and it shows the contents of the folder sites/default/files/file_attach.

but i don’t remember how to get this option to be available! does anyone know?

this is much more efficient than uploading files from my laptop to the server

thank you,

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On the edit page of the content type that contains the file field, there is a closed pane labelled 'File Attach Setting'. Inside of that is a checkbox that reads 'File attach from server directory'. It needs to be checked.

Also note, regardless of where you've specified that the file be stored, the module will create a dir named file_attach. This confused me earlier. I thought it was looking only for files in the default directory ie sites/default/files/file_attach

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